Connecticut-seed wrapper is arguably the most commonly used leaf for premium cigars and comes mostly in two varieties. The “U.S. Connecticut Shade” variety is grown in the Windsor valley along the Connecticut River under tapados – large cheesecloth tents that prevent the sun from darkening and thickening the leaves. The “Ecuadorian Connecticut” variety is grown in Ecuador, where an ever-present cloud cover acts as a natural shade tent.
U.S. Connecticut is delicately thin, yet very pliable. When cured right, it has a golden brown color, very few veins, and is silky to the touch. The flavor is mild and subtly spicy with sweet, floral notes on the finish. The Ecuadorian-grown variety is usually a little darker in hue, has fewer veins, and offers a slightly richer flavor. However, both varieties have excellent burn properties, and when lit expose a fine, grey-white ash.
The cigars featured in this month’s Guide sampler are a good illustration of how Connecticut wrapper enhances the flavor of a cigar. They all have “natural” Connecticut wrappers, yet due to their filler & binder blends, present an impressive array of flavors and strength profiles.
Buyer’s Guide Sampler #4: “Connecticut wrappers”
Connecticut wrapper is sought for its milder flavor and naturally sweet aroma. That’s just one of the things that makes this sampler with 10 cigars so inviting. All of the labels are first-class and boast a multitude of blends. Plus the price is ‘closer than you think’ to affordable. Get yours now at a very special Famous Smoke Shop price!
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